Health and wellbeing resources

We have prepared a list of a range of useful websites, apps and information on varying topics related to your health and wellbeing.

Australian Drug Information Network – information about drug and alcohol services.

Australian Drug Foundation – factual information on most types of illicit drugs.

CounsellingOnline – chat online with a counsellor about an alcohol or drug related issues.

Control Your Drinking Online – DrinkWise, a web-based self-change program.

THRIVE – an online questionnaire to help gain insights into the effects of drinking on your health.

Family Drug Support Australia - supporting families affected by alcohol and other drugs.

Don't get used – find out what you are really taking and where to get help.

Get information and advice on quitting smoking from:




Tobacco Free Life

CRUfAD – a clinic run by St. Vincent's Hospital with assessment and treatment for adults with anxiety. – clear information and practical strategies to challenge a range of anxiety related symptoms. – information for young women living with a chronic illness and trying to balance healthy living and fun.

GRIEFLink – information and strategies to cope with grief and death.

National Association for Loss and Grief – promotes education in loss, grief, bereavement and trauma.

Black Dog Institute – specialist expertise and information about depression and bipolar disorder.

Back from the Bluez – information about depression and strategies for managing your mood.

Mood Gym – helps you identify and overcome problem emotions and develop coping skills.

myCompass – an interactive self-help service that aims to promote resilience and wellbeing.

Ybblue – a site that focuses on youth depression.

Reach Out! – support for young people who are depressed/suicidal or affected by suicide of a loved one.


The Get Happy Mobile App – an eight to 10 week course involving lessons about managing your mood and coping with depression.

Domestic and Family violence – explains what domestic violence is and provides information on getting support.

Domestic Violence Advocacy Service – legal information for women experiencing domestic violence.

Bursting the Bubble – a site for young people about abuse in families.

White Ribbon - Australia's campaign to stop violence against women.

Recover Your Life – information, advice, tips and support on all types of eating disorders.

Gambling Help – information and tools to help you take steps towards managing your gambling.

Wesley Gambling Counselling Services – information for gamblers and their families

Gamblers Anonymous – support group for people experiencing problems resulting from gambling.

Twenty10 + Gay & Lesbian Counselling Service of NSW – free, anonymous and confidential telephone counselling, information and referral services and support groups for gay men, lesbians, bisexual and transgender persons.

PFLAG – support group for parents of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersexual people.

ACON Hunter Centre – improves the health and wellbeing of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community by proving information to reduce HIV transmission.

Health Direct – information about health and work life balance.

Lawlink – links to legal information related to NSW.

Law Access Online – legal information and assistance services to help you with your legal issues.

The University of Newcastle Legal Centre – free legal advice and information.

LawStuff – information about the legal rights of young people.

Moodgym – online cognitive behavioural therapy to help prevent depression.

Living life to the Full – online cognitive behavioural therapy focused on life skills.

e-couch – information about emotional problems and how to deal with them.


Exercise your mood app – a free app to set your distance and time goal for regular exercise.

myCompass – a self-help service that promotes resilience and wellbeing.

Spanner in the works? - A Men's Health initiative by the Australian Men's Shed Association.

Embrace the Future – information for young people about risk factors, tips on effective coping and identifying warning signs.

Mental Health Association NSW Inc – information about protecting mental health and mutual support.

Mental Health Carers NSW – support and advocacy for families and friends with mental illness or disorder.

Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW Inc – information about improving the circumstances and welfare of people living with serious mental illness, as well as their carers and relatives.

COPMI – information for children of parents with a mental illness.

National Institute of Mental Health – information and research focused on creating better understanding and treatment of mental illnesses.

Beyond Blue – resources for those experiencing depressive disorders.

GROW – peer supported programs for growth and personal development for those experiencing mental illness.

SANE Australia – information and support for all aspects of mental illness.

Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC) – a specialist early psychosis clinical program.

Head Space – information for young people and their parents and carers about mental health.

Mind – information and advice to promote and protect good mental health.

Family Relationships online – family relationship information about couples and separation.

Relationships Australia – relationship support services for individuals, families and communities.

When Love Hurts – a guide to love, respect and abuse in relationships.

Bursting the Bubble – a site for young people about abuse in families.

Recover Your Life – a stepping stone to getting through your self harm.

Don't play around with sexual health.

Along with UON's own webpage on Your Sexual Health, here are some additional resources:

Family Planning NSW – Information about reproductive and sexual health.

Spin the Wheel – Information about the risks of sex without a condom.

NSW Sexual Health Clinics – Local clinics for sexual health services.

University Medical Centres – Get testing, treatment and help on campus with our medical centres.

How to sleep well – information about how to get a good night sleep.

How to survive unbearable stress – information and tips about how to deal with stress, depression, anxiety, sleep problems and fatigue.

Suicide: we can all make a difference – NSW Suicide Prevention Strategy: Whole of Government approach.

Reach Out! – supports young people who are depressed/suicidal or affected by suicide of a loved one.

Contact the Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511 – a NSW 24-hour mental health phone access service.

Beyond Blue: Suicide Prevention

LifeSpan Newcastle - Suicide prevention education and training

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